Starch

Formula
(C6H10O5)n
Structure
Description
Fine white powder, odorless.
Uses
Food additive, iodometric indicator, binder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
9005-25-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-679-6
RTECS
GM5090000
RTECS class
Drug; Natural Product; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8447
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
(C6H10O5)n
Density
1.5 g/cm3
Solubility in water
insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Autoignition, °C
400
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Dusts at sufficient concentrations can form explosive mixtures with air. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or chemical foam.
Health
0
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Skin
May cause mild skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid if irritation or symptoms occur.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritation develops, get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
1108 11 00